Digital SLR: Compare features & prices Olympus E-PL1 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/photography/reviews/digital-slr/olympus-e-pl1/review/
The E-PL1 is Olympus' most affordable micro four-thirds (MFT) camera so far - the successor to 2009's Pen E-P1 and E-P2 models. Its key features include a built-in flash, a one-touch HD video capture button and a 2.7 inch LCD screen.
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I've had mine for a few months now (it's early June) and it's a pleasant change from a compact camera. I have bought the viewfinder though and it saves me having to put my reading glasses on so that just makes it easier to use outdoors. I also bought a panasonic MFTs zoom lens since I didn't see the point in having a camera suitable for interchangeable lens, with only one lens. I'm trying not to do the 'it's wonderful' mini review even though I want to but you can summarize the camera precisely with the Olympus target advertising, it's exactly half way between a decent compact and a full blown SLR. Not as small as the former but no where near the size of the latter. The bonus is that you can snap in full auto mode or slowly delve into the manual settings as confidence improves.
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